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Executive Director

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  • Source:高等教育評鑑中心
  • Date:2014/9/9
  • Updated:2017/2/9
  • Editor:cindy124

Angela Yung-Chi Hou

Dr. Angela Yung-Chi Hou is a Professor of Higher Education at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. She now serves as the Executive Director of Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council as well as the Vice President of APQN. Currently, she is also in the service of Chief-in-Editor of HEED Journal jointly published by HEEACT and Asian Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and as Associate Editor of Journal of Asian Pacific Educational Review (SSCI). She specializes in higher education policy, quality management, internationalization, faculty development, quality assurance of cross border higher education. She has been conducting several international higher education research projects funded by Taiwan, US, and Russian governments.

Over the past 5 years, Dr. Hou has been invited to CHEA, SEEI, IREG, HKCAAVQ, HEEC, AACCUP, PACUCOA, NAAC, British Council, INQAAHE, APEC, ENQA, and APQN to present her studies and to share Taiwan higher education as well. Up to present, she has published more than 120 Chinese and English papers, articles, book chapters and reports in the areas of higher education evaluation and rankings in local and international referred journals. She is the author of CHEA Principles "Principle 1 Quality and higher education providers". She is also recognized by the Springer as one of the top 24 Asian researchers in higher education field. Over past five years, she has been awarded “Outstanding Researcher”by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

Journal Articles

1. Hou, Angela Yung Chi. (2016). Quality Assurance of Joint Degree Programs from the perspective of Quality Assurance Agencies: Experience in East Asia. Higher Education Research & Development. 35(3), pp. 473-487. (SSCI). (Impact Factor 0.991)

2. Karen Hui-Jung Chen & Hou, Angela Yung Chi. (2016) Adopting self-accreditation in response to the diversity of higher education: quality assurance in Taiwan and its impact on institutions. Asia Pacific Education Review17(1), 1-11. (SSCI)

3. Hou, Angela Yung Chi, Karen Hui-Jung Chen, Hsiao-Ting Tsai, Chen-Wei Chang, Li-Ran Wang and Hsin-Hung Lee (2016). A Comparative Study of International Branch Campuses in Four Asian Nations: Policy and Developmental Model (亞洲四國引進國外大學設立海外分校之研究:政策與發展模式). Education Policy Forum. 19(1), 1-33 (TSSCI)

4. Hou, Angela Yung Chi Hou, Morse, B., Wang, W. (2015). Recognition of Academic Qualifications in Transnational Higher Education and Challenges for Recognizing a Joint Degree in Europe and Asia. Studies in Higher Education (on-line)(SSCI) (1.038)

5. Hou, Angela Yung-chi, Ince, M., Tasi, S. & Chiang, C. L. (2015). Quality Assurance of Quality Assurance Agencies from an Asian Perspective: Regulation, Autonomy and Accountability. Asian Pacific Educational Review, 16, 95-106. SSCI (0.839)

6. Hou, Angela Yung-chi (2015). Is the Asian Quality Assurance System for Higher Education Going Glonacal? : Assessing the Impact of Three Types of Program Accreditation on Taiwanese Universities. Studies in Higher Education. 40(1), 83-105. (SSCI) (2014 Impact Factor 1.038)

7. Hou, Angela Yung-chi.(2014). Quality in Cross-Border Higher Education and Challenges for the Internationalization of National Quality Assurance Agencies in the Asia-Pacific Region –Taiwan Experience. Studies in Higher Education (SSCI). 39(6), 163-152. (2014 Impact Factor 1.038)

8. Hou, Angela Yung-chi, Chen, Karen, and Morse, Robert (2014). Transforming the Quality Assurance Framework for Taiwanese Higher Education: A Glonacal Context. Policy and Society, 33, 275-285. (SSCI) (2012 Impact Factor 0.471)

9. Hou, Angela Yung-chi (2013). Challenges to Quality of English Medium Instruction Degree Programs in Taiwanese Universities and the Role of Local Accreditors: A Perspective of Non-English Speaking Asian Country. Asian Pacific Educational Review.14 (3): 359-370. (SSCI) (2014 Impact Factor 0.839)

10. Hou, Angela Yung-chi (2012). Mutual Recognition of Quality Assurance Decisions on Higher Education Institutions in Three Regions-A Lesson for Asia. Higher Education, 64:911-926. (SSCI). (Impact Factor 1.016).

11. Hou, Angela Yung-chi, Morse, R., & Shao, Y. J. E.(2012). Is There a Gap between Students’ Preference and University Presidents’ Concern over College Ranking Indicators? : A Case Study of “College Navigator in Taiwan”, Higher Education (SSCI) , 64, 767–787. (2011 Impact Factor 1.016)

12. Hou, Yung-chi., Ince, M., & Chiang, C.L. (2012). A Reassessment of Asian Excellence Programs in Higher Education – the Taiwan Experience. Scientometrics. 92, 23-42 (SSCI). (2011 Impact Factor 1.966)

13. Hou, Angela Yung-chi.(2012). An Analysis of Positions Mobility in Global Rankings: Making Institutional Strategic Plans and Positioning for Building World Class Universities. Higher Education Research & Development (SSCI), .31 (6), pp. 841-857. (2011 Impact Factor 0.901)

14. Hou, Angela Yung-chi.(2012). Impact of excellence programs on Taiwan higher education in terms of quality assurance and academic excellence, examining the conflicting role of Taiwan’s accrediting agencies. Asian Pacific Educational Review, 13, 77-88 (SSCI).

15. Hou, Angela Yung-chi.(2011). Quality Assurance at a Distance : International Accreditation in Taiwan Higher Education, Higher Education, 61(2), 179–191 (SSCI)